Friday, September 25, 2009

Christmas Cards - (starting to plan now) .........

Hello there,

Well it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas - frightening isn't it? How quickly the year has flown by.
Next week we'll be in October and now is the time that everyone is starting to make their Christmas cards!

I made a start on mine with one of the new stamps in the SU Spring Mini catalogue and another using a lovely set from our main catalogue.

This first card was made using the lovely Winter Post set (main catalogue) - I just love reindeer and this little image is just beautiful to use.

I cut a piece of this lovely paper from our Designer Series and cut out the corners (using a small circle punch) before mounting it onto red cardstock then attached gold brads in each corner.

I then attached this piece to the pale blue base card and wound some lovely sheer red ribbon across the top half of the card attaching it with double-sided tape.

The three reindeer were stamped onto white card and then mounted onto a piece of scalloped green card before attaching to some red cardstock.

The greeting stamp was coloured with red and green markers on white card and then punched out with the label punch. A lovely silver metal frame (which matched the label perfectly), was attached over it with two silver brads and then mounted at the top of the green card.

The cardstock co-ordinated with the patterned paper and it all matched beautifully.

SU Supplies -

Cardstock - Baja Breeze, Old Olive, Real Red, Whisper White.
Stamps - Winter Post
Inks - Chocolate Chip
Markers - Real Red, Old Olive
Designer Series Papers - Ski Slopes (Spring Mini)
Punches - Scallop Border, Designer Label
Hodge Podge Hardware

Extras - Sheer red ribbon.

For my second card, I used the new stamps from the Spring Mini catalogue.

This lovely image is from the Good Cheer set.

This time I used papers from another Designer Series and using the same idea of cutting out the corners, attached it to some red card and added gold brads in each corner.

I mounted a stip of the spotted paper across the centre of the card then attached the lovely Christmas ribbon over the paper and secured it behind the red cardstock. This piece was then attached to the brown base card.

The main image was stamped on white card and coloured in with watercolour pencils and an aquabrush.
Once it had dried, I cut around the holly border and centred the image over the patterned papers using 3D foam dots.

I stamped a second image of the reindeer and after colouring it, cut it out (including the antlers, which was a real challenge as they were very narrow and I had to be careful not to cut them in half !) and finally attached it over the base image with 3D foam dots to make it stand out.

To finish off, I added Crystal Effects glaze to the reindeer's nose and red glitter glue to the holly berries on the wreath around Santa's head.

You can't see it very well in this photo, but it does add that little extra ! Isn't that reindeer just gorgeous - you almost want to touch it to feel it's hide.

SU Supplies -

Cardstock - Chocolate Chip, Ruby Red, Whisper White.
Stamps - Good Cheer (Spring Mini)
Inks - Basic Black
Designer Series Papers - Holiday Treasures
Crystal Effects glaze

Extras - Red printed ribbon, gold brads, red glitter glue, watercolour pencils, aquabrush.

Well, these are only two of my Christmas cards - I have more to show you in upcoming posts.
I hope you like them.

Thanks for dropping in - please come back again to see my next set of Christmas cards and others in my collection.

See you next time - take care :-)


  1. They are just gorgeous Ramona! Lucky recipients - What a lot of love and care have gone into each one ! Very classy and elegant!

  2. Gorgeous Christmas cards Ramona! Love your Winter Post one especially - that deer is such a cutie and you've used my fave DP!


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